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Syria: Chemical Weapons

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL16867, tabled on 2 July 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' Remarks of the Director-General at the Briefing for States Parties on Syrian Arab Republic: Update on IIT-FFM-SSRC-DAT, published on 28 May, which stated that the ballistics data collected by the Fact-Finding Mission in relation to the Douma incident were analysed by three external experts; whether they have seen these expert analyses; and if so, whether they will make them available.

Answered on

15 July 2019

‚ÄčOn 28 May Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Director General confirmed all evidence and views were considered in preparing the Fact finding Mission (FFM) report and that the Technical Secretariat stands by the findings. We have full confidence in both our own and the FFM's conclusions on the use of a chemical weapon in Douma on 7 April 2018. The Fact-Finding Mission draws on internal and independent external expertise as required in reaching its conclusions. The UK is not involved in that process and would not expect the Director-General to make such information publicly available.